The Sainte-Croix Lake

In Haute Provence, the construction of a dam on the Verdon has enabled the birth in 1973 of one of the most beautiful lake s in Provence. The lake of Sainte-Croix. The lake is a stretch of pure turquoise water jealously protected. Located in a picturesque setting you will feel privilege to engage in all sorts of aquatic activities such as boating, (electric only) sailing, pedalos canoe-kayak and hiking. Sainte Croix du Verdon sailing school offers lessons and even the youngest will learn how to sail at the Pirate Club!

If all you aspire to is relaxation, choose one of the many beaches to relax and enjoy the view. The lake is in the heart of the Verdon Regional Natural Park which is true paradise for nature lovers. As the seasons go by, the lake takes on the colours of the seasons and reflects snowy mountains. Don’t miss the charming Provencal villages of Sainte- Croix and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, as well as the opportunity to discover the history of the valley before the lake’s existence. Its farms disappeared under the flows of the Verdon. Free exhibition presented in the old school room by the “Culture Loisirs et Patrimoine” association.

The plateau de Valensole which dominates the lake will attract you with a sea of flowers as far as the eye can see, you will be surprised by their powerful scent. Stop for a moment at “La Maison du Lavandin” where you can visit the exploitation and the distillery as well as taste the local products.